Many countries have employment protections for people with disability that say reasonable adjustments must be made.
As this article states, "the very reasonable adjustments persons with disabilities have been asking for years – flexible working, remote working – quickly became the norm for businesses when a global health crisis meant it was the only way operations could continue in many instances."
The need for people to work and learn from home has also highlighted issue around digital inclusion. From New Zealand's Digital Inclusion Action Plan 2020–2021, "when the internet and digital devices become our main access point to the world outside our bubbles, those who didn’t have what they needed to participate were at a serious disadvantage.".
Please share you experiences on how the implications of COVID-19 affected diversity and inclusion for you, your community, and the company you work for.
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